Andrew Pernetti, Eastern Sales Manager, Powersoft, and James Putland, Office Manager, Powersoft
Andrew Pernetti, Eastern Sales Manager, Powersoft, and James Putland, Office Manager, Powersoft

Powersoft Announces Key Appointments in North American Operations

Michael Eddy

Powersoft announced two key appointments as it seeks continued growth in the North American market. Effective immediately, the company has appointed Andrew Pernetti as Eastern Sales Manager and James Putland as Office Manager. Both new employees will report directly to Luca Giorgi, General Manager, North America, Powersoft. The announcement comes after Powersoft recently announced its new U.S. headquarters location in Kearny, NJ.

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Paul Wong has been appointed managing director of Avolites
Paul Wong has been appointed managing director of Avolites

Avolites Appoints Paul Wong as Managing Director

Michael Eddy

London-based technology industry expert Paul Wong has been appointed Managing Director of Avolites. Born and raised in sunny Southport, Wong is an experienced Business to Business managing director with a track record of strong growth in multiple industries with a focus on industry-leading technological innovation.

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The Chauvet Germany team
The Chauvet Germany team

Chauvet Expands into Germany

Michael Eddy

Chauvet has established Chauvet Germany GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary to serve the German market. Based in Bremen, the new subsidiary will distribute and service Chauvet Professional, Chauvet DJ, and Iluminarc products. The opening of the new facility represents the company’s first direct presence in the German market. Thomas Fischer, formerly Owner and Managing Director of Fischer GmbH, has been named Managing Director of Chauvet’s German operation, which will focus on lighting. He is joined by Henning Oeker, a well-known lighting industry expert, who will serve as Regional Sales Manager.

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Pam MacKinnon, the new artistic director for A.C.T.  Photo credit: Chad Batka
Pam MacKinnon, the new artistic director for A.C.T. Photo credit: Chad Batka

Pam MacKinnon Named New Artistic Director of American Conservatory Theater

Michael Eddy

Following an extensive nationwide search, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Board of Trustees and Executive Director Peter Pastreich named Tony, OBIE, and Drama Desk Award winner Pam MacKinnon the new artistic director of San Francisco’s A.C.T. MacKinnon succeeds Carey Perloff who will depart from American Conservatory Theater at the end of the 2017–18 season after 25 years at the helm.

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Edward Kaye joins Wenger | J.R. Clancy
Edward Kaye joins Wenger | J.R. Clancy

Wenger Corporation Adds Edward Kaye as a Performing Arts Specialist

Michael Eddy

To continue to serve the unique needs of the Performing Arts market, Wenger | J.R. Clancy announced the addition of Edward Kaye as a Performing Arts Specialist. Kaye, a nationally recognized leader in the fields of lighting design and theatre planning, has provided design and consultation services for more than 200 projects. As a Performing Arts Specialist, Kaye will work directly with his assigned consultant partners to increase their knowledge of the integrated solutions available through the J.R.Clancy and Wenger brands, and to help make their projects as successful as possible.

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Michael Palmer, L-Acoustics Head of Sales, North America
Michael Palmer, L-Acoustics Head of Sales, North America

L-Acoustics Appoints Michael Palmer to Head North American Sales

Michael Eddy

L-Acoustics, the French loudspeaker manufacturer, has expanded its North American sales team and appointed Michael Palmer to the new post of head of sales. Palmer comes to L-Acoustics from Allen & Heath, where he spent the past 11 years steering the British console maker through an intense growth period as U.S. national sales manager and, ultimately, vice president of sales. Domestic sales and marketing positions with both Turbosound and Radian Audio Engineering further round out his solid résumé as an industry veteran.

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Paul Giansante joins Martin Audio for Product Support Specialist
Paul Giansante joins Martin Audio for Product Support Specialist

Martin Audio Names Giansante Product Support Specialist

Michael Eddy

Martin Audio North America has named Paul Giansante as Product Support Specialist. In this position, Giansante will enable sales by providing technical support services and training in the U.S. and Canada to the sales team, distributors and dealers. He will also assist in the development of new products, identify and report sales opportunities.

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